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. al qaeda is on the run and osama bin laden is dead. >> it may be a new al qaeda, a more splintered al qaeda, but they don't, certainly, when you look at the most broad response in american history, you're closing 21 embassies, certainly don't seem to be on the run. >> i think we've got to be on the alert for this. yes, we did take out osama bin laden. and as soon as the next chief pops up we take him out in the central node of al qaeda. it's still dangerous. and it can transform itself. you've got people who spend their lives plotting how to hurt americans. so until every one of those people is eliminated or they change their motivations, we've got a continuing issue. i think what the president was trying to say was the central nervous system of the old al qaeda has been broken and broken down and decapitated with getting rid of osama bin laden. and that's a good thing, but it's not the end of it. >> thanks to each of you. >>> as many of you know, we have devoted much of our program over the past year to the benghazi attacks and their afteras a matter of fact. please join us on tuesda
Aug 2, 2013 7:00pm EDT
al qaeda, we decimated the top leadership and we killed osama bin laden and the main number two or number three leaders. i don't think anything he said was inaccurate. the reality is al qaeda has been reconstituted in different satellite organizations across the region. so we have al qaeda in libya, for example. al qaeda in the sudan, for example. so it's not just the old al qaeda in afghanistan or iraq. al qaeda is taking different forms and shapes and that's the reality that the state department -- >> repeat my question. he said we decimated al qaeda, okay? he said they were not the threat that they once were, however you wish to paraphrase it. our clips were pretty specific. have they now, thankfully, changed their position about the al qaeda threat? is that what you hear about this announcement? >> no. this is an administration that's been ever vigilant in fighting the threat since they came in office. they were focused about getting osama bin laden from the beginning and they've been executing drone strikes at a rate faster than the bush administration and by the way, that'
Aug 2, 2013 2:00pm PDT
truck bombings. it also marked the first time many americans ever heard the name osama bin laden. of course, september 11th is a critical date not only for the 2001 attacks on america but also the deadly attack on the u.s. mission in benghazi, libya, one year ago. the state department says it's closing 21 u.s. embassies and consulates on sunday out of an abundance of caution. one official telling us the shutdown could be extended beyond sunday. here is our senior international correspondent arwa damon. she's outside the american embassy in cairo. >> reporter: behind this wall is one of the roads that leads to the u.s. embassy in cairo. normally the embassy would have been open on a sunday. it is a working day here. it will, however, be closed because of those security concerns. in the past there have been demonstrations here. there have been mobs, angry mobs, who have gathered trying to attack the embassy. september 11th of last year, for example, an incensed crowd, angered over the film that insulted prophet mohammed, tried to attack the embassy and it was the same day we saw th
Aug 1, 2013 8:00pm EDT
that it is widening. he says it is a tough balance, that's for sure. >> osama bin lawn was calling someone in the united states, you would want to know that because i promise you waa not his stockbroker on the other hand people need to know and be comfortable that the government is not going to gather all this information on them in one day in the future use against them. this is a legitimate issue. we should not trivialize that. balancing those two things is not an easy thing to do. i think what we are struggling with is a country is how would protect americans and also protect the individual liberty and privacy expectations. neil: by the way, that is the just of the fight. saying, you know, we want to protect ourselves and make sure that another september 11th does not happen. invading our privacy goes too far. they're having a big food fight about it. where does this go? if your that we have not hear back half of what the government is doing supposedly to protect us. with me now, kiddo privacy expert. how bad is this getting? i am almost afraid to read the latest developments because th
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this is not comparable to osama bin laden by a long shot. mr. snowden may have done some damage to american national security, but unlike in the cold war days, it's not as if a defector has shown up in russia and is providing them with information the u.s. doesn't know about. i think at this point the intelligence officials who i've spoeb to pretty well indicate that they understand what mr. snowden downloaded. they understand what he's published. presumably they understand what he's not yet published, and they -- so they have sort of confined the problem. that doesn't make it any easier but it does mean that they are not sitting there wondering what he's going to say or do next. >> edward snowden, sort of amusing that his idea is to become a human rights activist. russia not known for its respect for human rights necessarily. does edward are snowden at this point have any intelligence value to russia? the main thing a lot of us are skeptical about,'s going to be freely able to perform as any other person in russia, that he has some value to the government there, at least in theory. does he really?
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people have that have never casual carpooled, am i osama bin laden gated to pay the drive -- and i obligated to pay the driver? there is a 511 ride share program that matches you up about people beforehand so you will be able to talk things out. reporting live from fremont, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a strike if there is a b.a.r.t. strike wouldn't hurt the commuters it could or break some businesses. mup for you at -- coming up for you at 7:45, which businesses may lose a lot of money and which may make a lot of cash. stay here for all of the continuing coverage. on our channel 2 website, ktvu.com, we have a list of transportation alternatives in case there is a b.a.r.t. strike. if there is a b.a.r.t. strike, just know we'll be here for you starting at 4:00 a.m. monday morning to help you navigate through the morning commute. >>> homicide detectives in berkeley are investigating the city's third homicide of the year. but it's the second one in just two weeks. this latest shooting happened last night at the busy intersection of san pablo avenue and delaware street.